The Braggs’ Legacy

Learn all about crystallography from a movie made by Diamond Light Source to celebrate 100 years of crystallography!

The Royal Institution Crystallography Collection

The Royal Institution in collaboration with STFC have created a Crystallography Collection on their website with a number of videos describing crystallography and diffraction, as well as videos on the history of this important area. More recently they have created two videos entitled ‘Understanding Crystallography: Part 1 and 2’.  These […]

Big Bang Science Fair Birmingham NEC Arena 13-16th March 2014

We will be bringing ‘the structure of stuff is sweet’ to the Big Bang Fair this week! Come see us in the ‘Out of This World’ zone and we will tell you all about the wonder of crystallography through marshmallows, jelly babies and malteasers! We also have lots of enthusiastic […]

Woman’s Hour Collection: Dame Kathleen Lonsdale

Dame Kathleen Lonsdale was a pioneering woman scientist in the field of crystallography. Her discovery in 1929 that the benzene ring was flat, using X-ray diffraction methods, led to her being considered as one of the leading women in science. She was one of the first women elected as a […]

Protein Data Bank IYCr2014 Calendar

The Protein Data Bank have produced a calendar for the International Year of Crystallography.  Each month a different protein structure is highlighted.  January’s protein is myoglobin.  You can download the calendar from here.


Crystallography365 are blogging a crystal structure a day to celebrate the International Year of Crystallography.  Check out their website!    

How much do you know about the two Braggs?

The father and son team who were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1915 “for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays”. You don’t need to be a Nobel Laureate to take part; Stephen Soanes has kindly put together a quiz (just for fun) – you […]

Science Museum: 100 Years of X-ray Crystallography

A new display at the Science Museum – “Hidden Structures: 100 Years of X-ray Crystallography” in London has just opened to coincide with the X-ray Crystallography centenary. The display can be found on the second floor and includes beautiful atomic models of myoglobin and penicillin. The material and information will […]